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Next Stop for 'The Help' Broadway? [Video]

Next Stop for ‘The Help’ Broadway? [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 13 2012, 12:52PM

A parado musical with clips from the ‘The Help.’

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Jeremy Lin Doesn't Need Anyone to 'Teach Him How to Dougie' [Video]

Jeremy Lin Doesn’t Need Anyone to ‘Teach Him How to Dougie’ [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 13 2012, 11:44AM

NBA’s latest star Jeremy Lin doesn’t need anyone to teach him how to dougie.

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Chris Brown Fans Tweet 'He Can Beat Me' During Grammys

Chris Brown Fans Tweet ‘He Can Beat Me’ During Grammys

by Jorge Rivas on February 13 2012, 11:28AM

Chris Brown fans say they want to get beat by him on Twitter and show the sad reality of the cycle of violence.

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Of Whitney Houston's 6 Grammys, 4 Were Won in Now-Eliminated Categories

Of Whitney Houston’s 6 Grammys, 4 Were Won in Now-Eliminated Categories

by Jorge Rivas on February 13 2012, 10:45AM

On April 6, 2011, the Recording Academy announced its decision to consolidate Grammy Awards categories from 109 to 78, leaving more artists of color competing for fewer Awards.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Whitney Houston's Gift to the World

Whitney Houston’s Gift to the World

by Akiba Solomon on February 13 2012, 10:09AM

When the pop superstar hit the charts, black music was in a precarious place. Ms. Houston showed us how to marry real singing with pop melodies without losing every inch of soul.

Topics: Gender, Arts & Culture, Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston's Twin Legacies: Beauty and Pain

Whitney Houston’s Twin Legacies: Beauty and Pain

by Jamilah King on February 13 2012, 10:00AM

Houston famously told Diane Sawyer that she’s her own biggest devil. The same can probably be said for most of us, which is why we rely on entertainers to sing both our pain and our glory.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Whitney Houston

Nicki Minaj Walked Grammy Red Carpet with Pope Impersonator Then Levitated on Stage [Video]

Nicki Minaj Walked Grammy Red Carpet with Pope Impersonator Then Levitated on Stage [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 13 2012, 9:02AM

Critics say Nicki Minaj is trying to out-Gaga Lady Gaga.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

R.I.P Whitney Houston... Watch Her Last Performance [Video]

R.I.P Whitney Houston… Watch Her Last Performance [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 11 2012, 8:53PM

Whitney Houston was 48.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Whitney Houston

Happy J-Dilla Day!

Happy J-Dilla Day!

by Jorge Rivas on February 10 2012, 5:08PM

James Dewitt Yancey, known in rap circles as Jay Dee or J Dilla, passed away at the age of 32 six years ago.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

The Truth with Hasan Minhaj: Jeremy Lin Edition

The Truth with Hasan Minhaj: Jeremy Lin Edition

by Jorge Rivas on February 10 2012, 4:58PM

#LINsanity continues.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Viola Davis to Tavis Smiley: 'That Mindset You Have is Destroying Black Artists'

Viola Davis to Tavis Smiley: ‘That Mindset You Have is Destroying Black Artists’

by Jorge Rivas on February 10 2012, 1:45PM

The interview was more of a heated debate but it offered insight in to the minds of both actresses and how they feel about the criticism ‘The Help’ has received.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, The Help

Victor Cruz Shakes it to The Roots Playing Salsa on Jimmy Fallon Show [Video]

Victor Cruz Shakes it to The Roots Playing Salsa on Jimmy Fallon Show [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 10 2012, 11:54AM

Victor Cruz was a guest on the ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ show on Wednesday and the Giants’ wide receiver showed of some of his moves to The Roots playing salsa!

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Jose Antonio Vargas: Demian Bichir in 'A Better Life' Represents Today's 'The Help'

Jose Antonio Vargas: Demian Bichir in ‘A Better Life’ Represents Today’s ‘The Help’

by Jorge Rivas on February 10 2012, 11:03AM

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Filipino-American journalist who revealed he was undocumented in a NY Times Op-Ed last year says Bichir represents the help of today — gardeners, farmhands, and other undocumented workers — at the mercy of present-day laws in Georgia and Alabama.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Today's Love: Happy Birthday Alice Walker!

Today’s Love: Happy Birthday Alice Walker!

by Jorge Rivas on February 9 2012, 6:12PM

Alice Walker turns 68 today.

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Jeremy Lin Provides Endless Sign Opportunities [Slideshow]

Jeremy Lin Provides Endless Sign Opportunities [Slideshow]

by Jorge Rivas on February 9 2012, 11:58AM

Let the Linsanity begin with a collection of signs supporting to all star Chinese-American Knicks player.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Watch Jeremy Lin's First NBA Dunk [Video]

Watch Jeremy Lin’s First NBA Dunk [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 9 2012, 10:55AM

Jeremy Lin had another big game last night against the Wizards. Watch He his first NBA dunk above. Asian fan is holding up a sign: “Who says we can’t drive?” Tremendous. It’s all Jeremy Lin all the time— Frank Isola…

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Guy In Blackface Asks Brigham Young Students About Black History Month [Video]

Guy In Blackface Asks Brigham Young Students About Black History Month [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 9 2012, 10:17AM

Dave Ackerman, 31, a comedian based in Utah dresses up in blackface and goes to the Brigham Young campus to ask questions about black historical figures.

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CNN Suspends Roland Martin for Controversial Super Bowl Tweets

CNN Suspends Roland Martin for Controversial Super Bowl Tweets

by Jorge Rivas on February 8 2012, 2:51PM

CNN says Roland Martin will not be appearing on the air anytime soon.

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Chris Brown Performing at Grammys on Third Anniversary of Fight with Rihanna

by Jorge Rivas on February 8 2012, 2:39PM

Brown’s high profile arrest for assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna happened early in the morning that he was slated to perform at the Grammys in 2009.

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Justice Sonia Sotomayor Rules for Goldilocks on Sesame Street [Video]

Justice Sonia Sotomayor Rules for Goldilocks on Sesame Street [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 8 2012, 1:47PM

Sesame Street gets a visit from one wise Latina.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW